Kindergarten Math Thinker is a way for teachers to have a daily structured routine that provides an avenue to guide students through a math problem. There are enough problems to use for an entire quarter or 9 weeks. Each week a new character arrives to present a new way to look at math. That character will give teachers an opportunity to provide mini lesson instruction on a problem format for 5 days. When the next week arrives a new character will be waiting to introduce a new concept. Each day the teacher is responsible for understanding how much support to offer and knowing when to step away and let the child assume more accountability for their learning. Many problems are written so the child is given more and more of the work to do.
The daily page can be displayed on a board. This allows each child to visually see what the teacher is modeling. Students can take part in finding the solution and display their thinking on the page displayed as well.
Students will be using many standards from Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Data, and Counting and Cardinality.
The same characters show up every 5 days working with the same problem content. The content of the problems gradually gets more difficult as the learning year progresses. The content is set up for the student to grow into and to grow with.
This booklet would be a great resource to use at parent- teacher conferences to show areas of growth and areas of concern.
Included: 9 weeks of math problems that are completed 1 a day.